Florida’s unemployment system gets another fix

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order that he said is designed to speed up payments for unemployment claims.

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St. Petersburg in line for expanded Covid-19 testing

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is planning Covid-19 testing outreach in St. Petersburg beginning at the end of the month.

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Dynasty Financial draws new investor, creates new platform

A major player in the wealth management business is now an investor in Dynasty Financial Partners in St. Petersburg.

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PSTA provides innovative solutions for late-shift essential workers, riders with disabilities

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Brad Miller, CEO of Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about how Pinellas’ public transportation system has been impacted by Covid-19.

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The Florida Orchestra says ‘Thanks’ and more

The Florida Orchestra’s music director, Michael Francis, appeared in a wide-ranging Catalyst Sessions interview earlier this week. During a discussion of the organization’s new TFO At Home initiative, he described “a lot of content from us really trying to make sure people will feel very connected.”

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Your daily dose of levity: House Arrest poetry; MNEK quarantine slow jams


Catalyst Sessions

Maureen McDole: Keep St. Pete Lit

Thursday on The Catalyst Sessions, McDole talked about the group’s spate of programs bringing together writers, readers, students, educators and bibliophiles through talks, group meetings, interviews, book clubs, open mics and, perhaps most significantly, connections made with schools both public and private.

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Roundup: Dynasty cooks for a cause, where the jobs are, local deals amid an M&A slowdown

Today’s roundup has news from Dynasty Financial Partners, Tampa Bay Partnership and Hyde Park Capital.

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Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts

Community Voices

Community Voices: The value of slowing down

In a culture and world where we hardly “stop to smell the roses,” slowing down may be in order.

By slowing down, learning to relax the body so it can work more effectively, while at the same time trying to keep the mind quiet and be less reactive, one can access his/her essential nature.

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Apr. 17

ICYMI: Pinellas commissioners agree to cash relief for small businesses, the unemployed

Pinellas County commissioners have approved the broad outlines of a program that would give cash assistance to small businesses in the county as well as individuals who have been hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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